Mufti Sheikh Ramadhan Mubajje, the Chairman of the IRCU addressing the media

Kampala: The chairperson for inter-religious council of Uganda His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Ramadan Mubajje has called upon security organs to redouble their efforts in the fight against insecurity in the country.

In the recent past the country has witnesses various kidnaps, torture and murder of innocent citizens as they demand ransom form agonizing family members.

“We sternly condemn these heinous, ungodly acts that contradict the national motto for God and my Country, holy Books are unequivocal on the sin of murder, “you shall not murder and whoever murders will be liable to judgment Mathew 5:21”,” Sheik Mubajje said in a statement release this morning.

According to Sheikh Mubajje, continuous kidnappings and murders subjected to women by unknown assailants are worrying to women and Uganda at large. He said that they raise more questions than answers for security agencies. “Despite knee-jack arrests, do not seem to have identified the alleged criminals nor understand the motives behind these crimes”.

Adding “Police should speed up investigations and judicial citizens are desirous to understand the root cause of kidnaps and murders, We have not heard of any fully investigated case where prosecution adduces water tight evidence resulting into a verdict beyond reasonable doubt. The Quran does not mince words either as attested to in Surah an-Nissa 4:93 that whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell, he shall abide it and Allah will send his wrath on him and curse him and prepare for him a painful chastisement.”

He further noted that as religious leaders, they strongly denounce and condemn the inhuman act of spilling innocent blood, “MPs should review current laws to ensure that they are sufficiently deterrent to digitalized crime,”
He implored parents, faith leaders and communities to be more vigilant and become each other’s keeper, particularly parents.

However according to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola in the last four months, 42 cases have been reported and investigated. With 42 cases reported but 15 were involved in murder while 10 cases were of self-kidnap. Ochola revealed that eight victims were rescued alive as seven victims went missing.